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Great recipes with easy to find ingredients
on April 25, 2015
Wow. I bought this a while ago, but only make Indian a few times a year although I love the cuisine and pick up dinner quite often.I have a couple of other Indian cookbooks but this is my new favorite. I made four recipes from the book tonight - Mary Ann's Lentil Soup, the beef and vegetable stew, the peas in cream sauce, and the coconut rice. Two things in particular impressed me. First, having some basics like cumin, coriander and turmeric at home, my shopping list to make these three dishes was an astonishingly short list of easy to find ingredients available from my suburban grocery store. Second, my wife and I agreed that all 4 dishes were excellent!
I dont think that I have felt this good about 4 new dishes that I have tried on a given night, well, ever! The soup was complex and more interesting and pleasant than the few lentil soups that I have tried previously. The peas were incredibly easy and had a very interesting smoky flavor that was a nice complement to the other dishes. The beef stew was delicious - incredibly tender beef with deep, complex, flavor including enough heat to be interesting but nothing to put off most guests. The rice was flavorful too and married well with the stew.
All in all, 4/4 recipes I will use again, and I will be going back to the well for more. I highly recommend this book.